La Jette

I built this aquatic rig at my mate Jakey's summer place in Sweden. It's made out of scrap material and birch trees from the surrounding woods. There was no electricity or running water so we were living like feral savages and doing everything with hand tools. I almost grew gills as I was in the water for almost the entire week.


Out of Town

No posts for a while as I'm on some kinda Scandanavian tour.


Who wants one?

Despite the ring being just an experiment, turns out that it's very desirable. So I'm going to make a run of them. If you want one, let me know and then I can plan how many I'll make. Depending on demand, they'll be about £100 a pop.
Also, the Llantwit tee's are proving popular, so I'm also going to print off a few of these. The screen won't last for ever so they'll be a limited run. If you want one, get in contact. £15.

In show

This is the work in the show. Go and see it, it's on till October: Chelsea Future Space, the link is on the side.

Going home

This is a micro second on location. I took these images at Nash Point.


Cutting corners

This cathedral of runners and risers was constructed to try and save some time while casting eight 'micro second' pieces. The plan is to create an addition of 10 micro seconds, which I'll sell to pay for the full scale 'second'. I have already produced 8 which, there are some images of in older posts. This lot are the second group. So I should have 16 in total, 6 of which will be used as proof pieces for me, however, this lot came out of the mold all bubbly and feathers. This is the result of sloppy work and I'm having to do them again. This process can not be done by cutting corners.

Over kill

To ensure that the surface of the 'micro seconds' were perfect I decided to mill them. This was not the best solution as the initial piece has natural irregularities that would require so much setting up to overcome, they would take almost as long as the full scale piece.
In the end I used a really scary belt grinder that was always threatening to remove my fingers.


East Hampton


Set up

It took some serious lifting and groaning to get the work in to the gallery, here you see it being unpacked and then on its stand. Professor Stephen Farthing is advising on position.

Been away and now back to the story.

Boxed and ready to go. This super cool crate was made by extreme carpenter Phil Rutter, he had to put up with me loitering around acting like I was helping out. The work sat in this crate in Sally's office for a few weeks before the show. It was so cosy in there it didn't want to come out.